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Subject: Looking For Henty Books
Date Posted: 1/25/2010 6:09 PM ET
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Subject: Henty Books?
Date Posted: 2/5/2010 12:11 AM ET
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I believe I have some on the shelves.  Will look when I get a chance this weekend.  Also know I have some Altsheler books.  Usually if one likes Henty one like Altsheler.  I will check on these.  You can PM me.  How would you want to do this?  Believe it or not after all my time with PBS, this is my first time posting on the forums/boards.  Been burned a couple times lately on Box O' Books so am actually contemplating leaving.  Maybe you folks will give me a reason to stay.  I personally LOVE and am a firm believe in Learning through Literature.  Could tell stories from personal experience to back up the viability of this avenue of learning.  Anyhow; homeschooled my two youngest for about six years, years ago, and ended up with some great classics on the shelves.



Subject: stay you're needed
Date Posted: 2/10/2010 9:50 PM ET
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We are just transitioning over to learning through literature. We've known it worked for our kids but we're afraid to dive in after growing up in the public schools ourselves. I've had three bad exchanges in a row but the other 20 have been excellent swaps. I keep reminding myself that I have wasted money in worse ways. It is just sad to send out say a $40 hardcover and pay $3.16 to mail it and then get something pitiful in return. My worst was a beat up softcover with a ripped cover when I was expecting a hardcover. It wasn't even the right ISBN. It was so bad I could never in good conscience re-post it so it will probably eventually make it's way to the garbage can. Will be checking out your bookshelf -- nice to find like-minded friends on the homeschool forum.

Date Posted: 3/5/2010 11:51 AM ET
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You might want to know that Dover is starting to publish cheap paperback versions of the Henty books. The binding isn't great, but the $6.95 suggested retail price makes them more accessible. I bought some from homeschool supply store Rainbow Resources at my local convention a couple of years ago.

(I noticed that the Dover edition of Under Drake's Flag--ISBN 0486442152--has 11 wishers here on PBS, but costs only $3.97 plus shipping for a new copy at Amazon.)

P.S. I hope you stay! Although I sometimes send out a nicer book than I might get back in a particular week, if I average out what I send out with what I get back, I am definitely getting a good deal. I never cease to be amazed when a little-hoped-for item on my wish list is posted, and I've managed to get many of the books I needed for my daughter's high school literature class here. I also love the feeling of sending out one of my carefully collected resources to another homeschooler who can use it.

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Date Posted: 3/23/2010 2:46 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2010
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Well I know that they sell them on the Vision Forum website. Hope this helps. My bro's love his books, and we own a lot of them, but I've only read a few.


Date Posted: 4/3/2010 12:18 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2008
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I tend to look for out of publication books, expensive books and such on here and used curriculum lists and teh rest I just look for the best deal.

Subject: Henty books on gutenberg
Date Posted: 4/8/2010 6:17 AM ET
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I have started transitioning my children to ereaders.....many of the Henty books are available for free on Gutenberg.org. The list of free, available classic literatrure is astounding.